3 ingredients, 8 minutes and an air fryer to make the easiest Nutella pastries

Make delicious pastries in minutes with this three-ingredient TikTok hack

A collage of an air fryer and a Nutella swirl pastry
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Looking for some breakfast inspiration? These air fryer Nutella pastries are as easy as they are tasty. 

There seems to be no limit to the foods you can cook in an air fryer, with new air fryer TikTok recipes surfacing on social media every day. From one-pot meals to healthy snacks and indulgent treats, there's all sorts to choose from - but something these recipes have in common is they often require little effort and only a handful of ingredients. 

That's certainly the case with these air fryer Nutella pastries anyway, which take just eight minutes to make. You only need three ingredients and one of the best air fryers for this recipe too, so it really couldn't be easier. If you fancy treating yourself to a simple but tasty snack, or you're looking for an easy breakfast recipe that will keep the kids happy, we think this recipe is worth a try. 

It was shared on TikTok by Lorraine - aka @healthyfitbella - who's grown a following of over 358,000 for her simple, family-friendly recipes. And as well as healthy main courses, Lorraine also has some great recipes for easy sweet treats that are sure to please the kids.

For her air fryer Nutella pastries, she tops ready-made puff pastry with a thick layer of Nutella, before rolling the pastry up and cutting into even slices. After just eight minutes in the air fryer, these three-ingredient snacks come out looking just like something you'd see in a bakery window. Here's how to try it for yourself...

How to make Nutella swirls in an air fryer


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  • 1 pack ready-made puff pastry
  • Nutella
  • Icing sugar


  1. Unroll your sheet of ready-made puff pastry
  2. Spread a layer of Nutella on top of the pastry
  3. Roll up the pastry and cut into even slices 
  4. Place the pastries on a sheet of baking parchment
  5. Air fry at 200°C for 8-10 minutes or until golden
  6. Dust with icing sugar

Of course, you don't have to have an air fryer to make these tasty pastries. They work just as well in an oven, but take a little longer to cook - you'll probably find they need around 20 minutes when using this cooking method. 

And if you're feeling inspired to invest in an air fryer so you can try out this simple hack - along with plenty of other time-saving recipes - Goodto Food Editor, Jessica Dady, recommends the Lakeland Digital Crisp Air Fryer. 

At just £79.99, it's one of the cheaper air fryers on offer, but Jess still gave it 4.5 out of five stars. Plus, its 3L capacity means this particular model won't take up much space on your kitchen counter. 

Lakeland Digital Crisp Air Fryer 3L - £79.99

Lakeland Digital Crisp Air Fryer 3L - £79.99

Choose from eight different preset functions with this 3L air fryer's easy-to-use LED touchscreen. Jess said of the Lakeland air fryer: "Despite being a smaller capacity machine, it ticked all the boxes for us and catered to our family's cooking needs. It's a great machine for cooking sides, reheating foods, and baking - which I just love to do with the kids at the weekends."

Looking for more easy air fryer hacks? Check out this three-ingredient recipe for s'mores dip, and this easy cinnamon doughnuts recipe. For something savoury instead, you only need three ingredients to make sausage rolls in your air fryer, and find out how we got on when we tried making bagels in our air fryer too. 

Ellie Hutchings
Family News Editor

Ellie is GoodtoKnow’s Family News Editor and covers all the latest trends in the parenting world - from relationship advice and baby names to wellbeing and self-care ideas for busy mums. Ellie is also an NCTJ-qualified journalist and has a distinction in MA Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University and a first-class degree in Journalism from Cardiff University. Previously, Ellie has worked with BBC Good Food, The Big Issue, and the Nottingham Post, as well as freelancing as an arts and entertainment writer alongside her studies. When she’s not got her nose in a book, you’ll probably find Ellie jogging around her local park, indulging in an insta-worthy restaurant, or watching Netflix’s newest true crime documentary.